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Elk Grove police investigate second purse robbery in past the week

Elk Grove police investigate second purse robbery in past the week

For the second time this week a victim had their purse taken from them by force as they were standing next to a vehicle in a residential area.

The incident happened around 7:30 pm Wednesday night in the 8500 block of Blue Maiden Way. Officers said the suspect approached the victim and tried to take the purse. A struggle ensued and the suspect was able to take the purse and fled to an awaiting vehicle.

The suspect that stole the purse was described as an African American male, approximately 16 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. A second suspect was standing near the vehicle. That suspect was described as an African American male, approximately 16 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. A third suspect was in the getaway car and there was not a description given.

On Saturday night a similar incident took place in the 8500 block of Modena Way.

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